Denis A. Coelho

Associate Professor

Supply Chain and Operations Management , School of Engineering

Associate Professor


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Denis Coelho holds a Master’s degree in Management of Production and earned his Mechanical Engineering doctoral degree in 2002 focusing on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Engineering Design. His research spans working conditions from the ergonomic and psychosocial perspective, as well as the design, usability and electromyographic study of tangible interfaces. He started and edits the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics.

With core competencies in work environment analysis and ergonomic product development research, I have a keen interest in interactions between people and technology that reside in the physical, cognitive, emotional, organizational and even cultural levels. This is supported by the broad HFE toolset that enables identifying and solving problems, from design seeds (hypotheses about what would work) to ergonomic product development and assessment methods.

Publications (recent):

Coelho, D.A., Lourenco, M.L. A tentative efficiency index for pointing device use in computer aided design: A pilot study (2018) Work, 61 (1), pp. 157-170.

Lima, T.M., Coelho, D.A. Ergonomic and psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal complaints in public sector administration – A joint monitoring approach with analysis of association (2018) International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 66, pp. 85-94.

Coelho, D.A., Vieira, F.L. The effect of previous group interaction on individual ideation novelty and variety (2018) International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 6 (1-2), pp. 80-92.

Coelho, D.A., Tavares, C.S.D., Lima, T.M., Lourenço, M.L. Psychosocial and ergonomic survey of office and field jobs in a utility company (2018) International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 24 (3), pp. 475-486.

Coelho, D.A., Nunes, F., Vieira, F.L. The impact of crowdsourcing in product development: An exploratory study of Quirky based on the perspective of participants (2018) International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 6 (1-2), pp. 114-128.


Vieira, F., Vieira, P., Coelho, D. (2019). A data-driven approach to development of a taxonomy framework for triple bottom line metrics Sustainability, 11(9). More information
Coelho, D., Silva, P. (2019). Season influence on rapid thermal sensation assessment by young adults , 1(1). More information
Lima, T., Coelho, D. (2019). A participatory ergonomics approach to prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in Portuguese small and medium enterprises: Ergo@Office International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 6(3), 273-295. More information